Monthly Archives: September 2010

Pity for Christians

The importance of the resurrection of Jesus to the Christian faith can not be overemphasized.  The hope that we have in Jesus goes beyond this life into the next life.  Jesus’ death followed by a resurrection, witnessed by many, means … Continue reading

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What is the Gospel?

In the passage below, Paul lays out clearly what Christians mean by the gospel.  Gospel means “Good News”.  Why would talk about Jesus’ death be in any way good?  I often wondered why Good Friday was called ‘Good’.  I have acepted … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14 (Review)

How do we decide how to run a worship service?  How do gifts, especially tongues, fit together to make the perfect combination?  Paul emphasizes orderliness in chapter 14 of 1st Corinthians.  Chaos and disorder in a service do not glorify … Continue reading

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Worship 7 (The Antidote to Passive Worship)

I wrote a proposal for worship that I shared with my church (My Worship 7 proposal is outlined in Going Deeper below).  It took the ideas of 1 Corinthians 14:26 and applied them to the modern church and a congregation that is … Continue reading

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A Sign for Unbelievers

Apparently tongues is a sign for unbelievers.  What does that mean?  In context it can not mean that speaking in tongues is a gift that unbelievers will see and become saved.  The passage clearly states that if unbelievers see tongues … Continue reading

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Mindless Worship

I can sometimes check out in a church service.  The music might be rocking, the preacher might be dynamic – but I sometimes check out.  I think about … I don’t even remember what I think about.  In today’s passage … Continue reading

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Pointless Worship

What is the point of coming together as a church if no-one understands what is going on?  I have been in churches where everyone spoke in tongues without translation.  In 1991 and 1992 I used to go to The Plymouth … Continue reading

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